News Update from Dharmakshetra - March 2016
For Cosmic Oneness
II Samastha Lokaah
Sukhino Bhavantu II
Bhagawan is the heart of the Cosmos…the Brahmand…and we live in
His heart…together we form His heartbeats…it is only natural for
the beats to be in sync with each other…Let us do it this for
Bhagawan…for the Brahmand…for our Bhagawan and our Bhagawan’s
Brahmand…for we are forever an intrinsic part of the Brahmand…and
the Brahmand from Bhagawan is never apart.
Let us spread the message of our Lord,
Let us live the message of our Lord,
Let us live only to please our Lord…
Every moment let us surrender selflessly at the Lotus Feet of
our Beloved God…Let us glow and gush forth as instruments of
compassion of the Creator for His creation…
Most certainly this is what Bhagawan intended for me and you -
II Samastha Lokaah Sukhino Bhavantu II
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It has been customary
Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu
at the end of some devotion sessions. This mantra has been
chanted three times after bhajans in Prasanthi Nilayam for years
and years. It means, "let all the people in the world be happy"
(Lokah has two meanings in Sanskrit, one: people; and the other:
In late summer 2008, Bhagawan directed that, hence forward, we
Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavanthu
which means “Let all the worlds be happy,” (and thereby all the
beings in the worlds). The earlier mantra referred only to this
world. The new mantra refers to all the worlds and is broader in
The external world termed as Prapancha is made of five elements
e.g. Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Sound (in order from gross to
subtle) and cognised by the five human senses comprising of
sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. Sookshma Prapancha termed
as ‘subtle world’ or ‘subtle dimension’ is beyond the
understanding of the five senses, mind and intellect. In my
humble opinion, Swami gave us a hint to think and grow beyond
physical dimension by changing the universal Vedic prayer from
‘Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu‘ to ‘Samastha Loka Sukhino
Bhavanthu‘ some time back. No one questioned Swami (including
those who doubt the Subtle form now) about why we are praying
for those Lokas (other planes of existence) which can’t be seen
with our physical eyes.
Just as we need to tune in our TV antenna to receive both audio
and video, we need to tune in our inner faculties through
meditation and other spiritual practices to develop our
receptiveness (often described as sixth sense, the creative
faculty of the mind dealing with intuition).
You may even read the article penned by Brother Aravind
Balasubrmanya on "Samasta Lokaha Sukhino Bhavantu: The power of
praying for others" from the following link :
Giving And Forgiving…
A Silent Offering…a Seva-Sadhana Vandana…a Prem Aradhana
Month of Giving & Forgiving - Message from All India
President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation
Please click on the link:
Observing SaiLent Through Giving and
Forgiving’ – A Sadhana
From Monday, March 28 to Wednesday, April 27, 2016
(Design Courtesy - Ramdas Kasav -
All India President Of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, Sri
Nimish Pandya has sent out an important message of Seva Sadhana,
to be observed during the period of 28th March 2016 until 27th
April 2016, hailing it a period of contemplation and thus ought
to prompt, precipitate an expansion in consciousness. Given
below are the links to the complete message along with
Full article given below
Also can be viewed
from below-mentioned link:
Bhajan Mahotsav # 5 - 25th March 2016 by Mulund Samithi from 3
pm onwards ......
12th Session of Samarpan - Dr. K.
Anil Kumar - Sunday 20th March 2016 - Dharmakshetra
The 12th session of SAMARPAN was held on Sunday, 20th March,
2016 at the holy precincts of Dharmakshetra, Mumbai. This
evening, we had an opportunity to listen Dr. K. Anil Kumar (an
alumnus and erstwhile faculty member of Swami’s Institute), who
shared his personal experiences from the times he spent with
Bhagawan as a Student and faculty of the Sri Sathya Sai
Institutions. The video containing his talk will be uploaded
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All India President - Sri Nimish Pandya
‘Giving and Forgiving’ - A Silent
Offering...a Seva-Sadhana Vandana...a Prem Aradhana
The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, India, solemnly observes
a month of ‘Giving and Forgiving’ - 28th March,2016 – 27th
April,2016 -A Silent Offering...a Seva-Sadhana Vandana...a Prem
Aradhana for our Beloved Master - Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
“What He chose to inflict upon His Divine Frame...
for the ultimate benefit and upliftment of the human race...
is completely beyond any mortal mind to understand...
or even try to appreciate, gauge, interpret or unravel,
Even if one tries to do so...it will remain as a mere
The days spanning March - April 2011 was a profound phase that
not only jolted those hearts as yet devoted to Bhagawan, but
crucially impacted all of mankind, for it included a Divine
Decision...the enactment of a momentous episode that brought on
a storm of emotions, shook the earth...jarring the soul...while
impacting the destiny of humanity.
The coming period from Monday ,28th March, 2016 till Wednesday ,
27th April, 2016 is a month of contemplation ...and it ought to
prompt, precipitate an expansion in consciousness. It should
then culminate in the celebration of Sai...within and
without...and it is axiomatic that our Beloved Sai has to be
celebrated in every inch and atom that surrounds us...in the
fragrant blossoms and evergreen trees; in arid deserts, fertile
plains, the mighty mountains and peaceful valleys; in the deep
oceans, gurgling brooks and refreshing rivers; in lightning
flashes, the roar of thunder and cool rain showers; in
magnificent animals and the song of the birds, in the scorching
brilliance of the Sun, in the glowing moonbeams; in space, air,
fire, water, earth; and in each and every Divine Word.
Hence, the coming period, it is a time for giving and forgiving
… a time to be particularly set aside for deliberation,
introspection, self absorption and meditation on the Divine
It is a sombre phase which requires the involvement and
indulgence of our heart, mind and soul “for giving” and
“forgiving”...for can we ever forget the selfless life, the
eternal sacrifice...the perfect wisdom, the incomparable gentle
love, the spontaneous forgiveness...the matchless magnanimity
and compassion of our Beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
Let us all strengthen our devotion for the Lord – Bhagawan Sri
Sathya Sai...especially during this time that He chose to take
upon Himself the hopelessly woebegone condition of humanity and
the colossal contamination of Earth besides other unimaginable
Come, let us honour and offer allegiance to this most distinctly
poignant occurrence in time that has affected our life...so too,
for the enhancement of global harmony...together let us commit
deeply, unequivocally, vocally, silently to our Beloved Sai, to
this hallowed period for in the realm of the Divine - no prayer
goes unnoticed, no heartfelt appeal is ignored and certainly no
devotion is unreciprocated. It is a time ‘lent’ to us all by
Beloved Sai...to introspect, to grow, to learn our lessons, to
reach out, to revitalise, to be and to become from i to Sai.
Let our fervour, intent and intensity soar, resonate, rise,
reverberate individually, globally, encircle the ether on par,
synchronising with the distinct and vital profundity of this
Let us wholeheartedly participate in this naman, arpan, samarpan...express,
convey and magnify our love for Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai by
giving and forgiving.
We seek your active support and silent participation in this
period to exhort all from your state to undertake some Sadhana
during the coming period .Hence, please make necessary
announcements in your state so that every
individual/devotee/active worker from your state is actively
involved in this silent endeavour to transformation. Though, the
period considered primarily is only 30 days, the same can become
a way of life and be continued indefinitely.
Yours In Sai Seva,
All India President
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations , India
Enclosed : Sadhana To Undertake
Some Sadhana to undertake during the period from 28.3.2016 to
An humble attempt to rekindle love and purity, truth and
righteousness, harmony of ahimsa and oneness in mortal hearts
gone arid and dry by consciously praying for one and all with
earnest and humble deference , replete with zest, passion and
reverence to Beloved Bhagawan, to all that He exemplified and
- At the individual/family level
- 108 times daily chanting of Aum Sri Sai Ram
- 11 times chant of Samastha Lokaaskhinoh bhavantu …shanti (3)
- This can be accompanied by every day one act of kindness.
Every devotee could keep water bowls for birds and animals in
their areas, outside their homes, taking out a fistful of rice
grains daily .
- Reading Sai literature daily
- Talking less and doing daily meditation
- At the samithi level
- Bal Vikas Children and their parents too can be involved in
the chants and activities.
- Youth Wing participation in chants
- Every active member to participate in chants
- Acts of kindness for all to participate in keeping with
Bhagawan’s compassion is to cook rice grains collected from
individual devotees and conduct Narayan seva.
- Water Projects could also extend to cleaning of local tanks,
lakes and rivers.
- Planting of trees, treatment for decaying trees.
- Enhanced village seva.
- Awareness programmes in bastis and hutments as regards
hygiene, care for public property, flora and fauna, respect for
women and girl child.
- Adopting a family for rations/clothing/daily needs/milk,
education of children etc. or if you are an animal lover taking
care of the needs of one animal/bird etc.
- Conduct one weekly talk for 5-7 minutes before the public
bhajan on importance of Giving and Forgiving
Healing with Love - A Symposium for Renowned Medical
Practitioners - 13.03.2016
A Symposium for
renowned medical practitioners titled as " Healing With Love "
was held today by by Sri Sathya Sathya Sai Seva Organisation,
Bandra Khar Santacruz Samithi.
Padmashree Dr Suresh Advani, a well known oncologist in the
medical fraternity graced the occasion as the chief guest.
Around 80 Doctors of Bandra, Khar & Santacruz area participated
in this medical conference to make the event a success.
The programme consisted of talk by the chief guest & other
doctors, audio visuals, and panel discussion by eminent doctors.
The half day programme concluded with the National anthem
followed by lunch. Doctors were not only inspired with the
amazing medical seva that the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation
takes on but also many of the doctors promptly offered their
humble services for the Sri Sathya Sai Mission.
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Statistical Report of Mobile Medicare Project of Sri Sathya
Sai Seva Organisation - Maharashtra & Goa as on 31st December
... 36,66,101 (36.66
lakhs or 3.66 millions) patients treated since inception till
31st December 2015 ...
MAHASHIVRATRI 2016 at Dharamakshetra 7th March 2016 - Photos
by Shrikant Yadav
SSSVIP AMRUT KALASH DISTRIBUTION AT KASARA
6th MARCH 2016
SSSVIP GRAM SEVA - SRI SATHYA SAI WATER
PROJECT SURVEY STAGE - V AT KASARA - 6th MARCH 2016 - Photos
Maha Shivarathri Celebration at
Dharmakshetra - March 7, 2016
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Bhajans at Dharmakshetra - e invite - Times of India Page 7 -
7th March 2016
Come and celebrate the night of Lord Shiva THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT
at Dharmakshetra from 5.30pm on Monday 7TH March to Tuesday 8th
March 2016 till 6.00am!!! This is a celebration of the great
consciousness that is infinite, unbounded, formless, eternal and
"Among the festival days, Mahashivaratri is of exceptional
importance. Today God is in close proximity to man. At midnight
(on Shivaratri), Divine vibrations are close to every human
heart. At such a time, when people are engaged in holy tasks,
they get suffused with the Divine vibrations." Sai Baba. SS,
4/94. p. 87
Please do join in with your family and friends ...
Maha Shivarathri Programme at Dharmakshetra
"You will be immensely benefited if you
keep awake and sing the glory of God at least on this night (of
Shivaratri). Moon is the presiding deity of the mind. Moon has
16 Kalas (phases). On the Shivaratri, 15 Kalas merge in God and
only one remains. By constant remembrance of God, the 16th phase
also merges in God. Can you not spend a single night in the
whole year singing the glory of God? Sanctify this night by
participating in Bhajans. The bliss that you get in Bhajans, the
sweetness you experience in the divine name, the happiness you
derive from visualizing the divine form cannot be obtained
elsewhere." Sai Baba
With the immense
blessings of Bhagwan, the Shivratri Bhajans in the city of
Mumbai will be held at Dharmakshetra and will commence from 5.30
pm on 7th March (Monday) to 6 am on 8th March (Tuesday). The
time allocation will be as under :-
· 5.30 pm to 6.00 pm - Veda Chanting
· 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm – All SP & P+ Singers of Mumbai District.
· 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm – ZONE 1 (Fort, Walkeshwar, Tardeo, Worli,
· 10.00 pm – 12.00 – ZONE 3 (Mulund, Ghatkopar, Chembur, Sion –
· 12.00 am – 2.00 am – ZONE 2 (Bandra, Andheri, Goregaon,
· 2.00 am – 3.00 am – Vashi Youth
· 3.00 am – 4.00 am – Bandra Group
· 4.00 am – 6.00 am – SP & P+ Singers of Mumbai District.
· 6.00 am – Aarathi followed by Mahaprasad.
View more photos on
Shiva ...... Shiva - The Lord of the Heart - Sathyam Shivam
Shivarathri - An Exposition by
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba ......
MAHA SHIVRAATHRI - SPIRITUAL SIGNIFICANCE ....
12th session of
SAMARPAN at Dharmakshetra on 20th March, Sunday
With Bhagawan’s Grace
and Blessings, the Sai Students are organizing 12th session of
SAMARPAN on 20th March, Sunday at the holy precincts of our very
own Dharmakshetra, Mumbai. That evening, we have an opportunity
to listen to the leelas of the Lord from the devotees who were
blessed with DIVINE association and relive those moments spent
with HIM, re-connect with HIM and soak in HIS Divine presence.
This SAMARPAN, we are fortunate to have Sri. K. Anil Kumar (an
alumnus and erstwhile faculty member of Swami’s Institute),
speaking to us, and he will share his experiences from the times
he spent with Bhagawan as a Student and as a Staff of the Sri
Sathya Sai Institutions.
Please find attached the formal invite and given below is the
schedule as planned on 20th March:
4.20 – 4.35 pm – Vedam chanting – invoking Bhagawan's Blessings
4.35 – 4.40 pm – Swami's Divine Darshan (a short film)
4.40 – 4.45 pm – Introduction to the Guest Speaker
4.45 – 6.15 pm – Talk by Sri. K. Anil Kumar
6.15 – 6.20 pm – Vote of Thanks & Felicitation
6.20 – 7.00 pm – Soulful Bhajans, Mangala Aarti followed by
So please do join us for an enchanting evening with your family
and friends. We also request you to spread the message to one
and all so that everyone can partake the Nectar of Bhagawan's
Mumbai District Level Coordinators - Revised List
A list has
been compiled by the
Data Management Coordinator Ms
Lata Gurnani and her team comprising of all office bearers & samithi activities
for the Mumbai district. A soft copy of the list is
enclosed herewith for your record, reference and active use.
Latest Revised Booklet -
Mumbai SSSSO - Incharges -